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Caption: by the Southern Environmental Law Center
An elderly couple steps up to defend their farm and neighbors when pipeline developers won’t back down from a risky, environmentally damaging proje...

  • Added: Jul 01, 2019
  • Length: 27:53
Caption: Searsville Dam, Credit: Wikimedia commons user Gazebo
The Searsville Dam is causing big trouble on the peninsula. The 122-year-old, 65-foot-tall dam is closed to the public, hidden away on 1,200 acres ...

  • Added: Feb 04, 2015
  • Length: 06:41
Caption: A mountain of mattresses in West Oakland, Credit: Todd Whitney
For over a decade, Oakland has attempted to abate the illegal dumping of mattresses, electronics, furniture, and other large items onto city street...

  • Added: Jan 05, 2015
  • Length: 07:20
Caption: A rendering of the 'Sunny Side' section of Parisite Skate Park, Credit: Emilie Taylor / Tulane City Center
There are many ways to handle neighborhood flooding, beyond pumping stations and sewers. Some cities have realized that skate parks, of all places,...

  • Added: May 20, 2014
  • Length: 04:39
Caption: The Bay Area Bike Share station in front of San Francisco City Hall, Credit: Isabel Angell
The success of Bay Area Bike Share depends on one place: downtown San Francisco. Back in August, the program. made a well-calculated gamble and stu...

  • Added: Jan 13, 2014
  • Length: 07:24
Caption: Mike Parker reviewing his energy bill, Credit: Laura Flynn
You might have heard about CleanPowerSF. It’s a program that would allow San Franciscans to choose where their electricity comes from. This model o...

  • Added: Oct 09, 2013
  • Length: 10:39
Caption: Pennsylvania farmer sees fracking's effects on farms., Credit: Credit Under CC license from Flickr user Public Herald
Hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as “fracking,” could be a revenue bonanza for California. The nation’s largest reserve of deep-rock oil is in ...

  • Added: Sep 02, 2013
  • Length: 08:33
Caption: A Chesapeake Energy rig in Carroll County, Ohio, where fracking is taking place in Amish communities. , Credit: Reid R. Frazier
In Ohio, some of the best pockets of oil and gas in the East run right under Amish country. Reid Frazier found the drilling boom is confronting the...

  • Added: Mar 11, 2013
  • Length: 06:37
Caption: The coal-fired San Juan Generating Station in New Mexico. , Credit: Matt Preusch
California is known for its "green" reputation. Just look at all the new solar and wind farms popping up around the state. So it might be a surpris...

Bought by Louisville Public Media, Oregon Public Broadcasting, WRFA-LP, West Virginia Public Broadcasting, KUMD and more


  • Added: Sep 27, 2011
  • Length: 05:09
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Coal miner, Larry Myer., Credit: Kimberly Paynter
Coal produces nearly half the electricity in the U.S., but the mercury, sulfur dioxide and carbon dioxide it emits also make it one of the most con...

Bought by KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, Louisville Public Media, Oregon Public Broadcasting, WRFA-LP, West Virginia Public Broadcasting and more


  • Added: Sep 27, 2011
  • Length: 04:10
  • Purchases: 11
Caption: Taking measurements during carbon storage project in Canton, Ohio., Credit: Courtesy ODNR
Coal generates half of all the electricity in the U.S. It’s also the biggest source of global-warming emissions and other air pollution. The coal i...

Bought by Louisville Public Media, Oregon Public Broadcasting, WRFA-LP, West Virginia Public Broadcasting, KUMD and more


  • Added: Sep 27, 2011
  • Length: 04:05
  • Purchases: 9
Caption: Tony Lanz (left) and Noel Yakubu (right) suit up for work at EPA lead remediation site, Credit: Callie Shanafelt
The city of Oakland has received more than $140 million in stimulus money over the past three years for workforce development and energy efficiency...

  • Added: Aug 29, 2011
  • Length: 08:43
Caption: E-waste circuit boards, Credit: QUEST
Every year, Americans throw away more than 300 million outdated lap tops, cell phones, printers, broken computer monitors and old television sets. ...

Bought by KSRQ, WAMC, and WTIP


  • Added: Aug 04, 2011
  • Length: 03:46
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Bioplastic packaging, Credit: QUEST
Companies like Coca-Cola, Pepsi, and Heinz ketchup have determined that plastic made from plants — not oil — makes sense both for the environment a...

Bought by Kansas Public Radio, WAMC, and WTIP


  • Added: Aug 04, 2011
  • Length: 04:40
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: City recycling worker, Credit: QUEST
Until very recently Philadelphians recycled a dismal five-percent of their trash. But all that began to change a few years ago when the city steppe...

Bought by WAMC and WTIP


  • Added: Aug 04, 2011
  • Length: 04:21
  • Purchases: 2
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Here's one silver lining to a slow economy: High recycling rates. Americans are wasting far less, and recycling far more. Nowhere is the trend as s...

Bought by KZYX, WRVO Public Media, WTIP, and WAMC


  • Added: Aug 04, 2011
  • Length: 04:54
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Marty Walsh hangs his sign at Geekhouse Bicycles., Credit: Jonathan Simmons
Marty Walsh of Boston's Geekhouse Bicycles received $70,000 in state-monitored federal money in November. Geekhouse is thriving, giving listeners ...

Bought by The Neighborhood


  • Added: Mar 04, 2009
  • Length: 03:36
  • Purchases: 1
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Uncertainty of government subsidies could lead to shortages in solar energy sector.

  • Added: Aug 13, 2007
  • Length: 03:59
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The diaper debate is not limited to disposable or cloth.

Bought by HCC Radio The Dragon and New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Aug 13, 2007
  • Length: 04:33
  • Purchases: 2
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Ethanol production requires a lot of water.

  • Added: Aug 06, 2007
  • Length: 04:11
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Increased corn ethanol could mean a bigger Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone.

  • Added: Aug 06, 2007
  • Length: 04:13
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Peanut Butter and Jelly can save the world from global warming.

Bought by WTIP, WRST-FM Oshkosh, New Hampshire Public Radio, and WFUV


  • Added: Aug 06, 2007
  • Length: 04:11
  • Purchases: 4
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Bald Eagles still affected by toxic chemicals.

  • Added: Aug 06, 2007
  • Length: 05:58
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Landscape architecture jewel being restored

  • Added: Jul 24, 2007
  • Length: 03:54
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Local officials are fighting invasive species in ways state governments won't.

  • Added: Jul 24, 2007
  • Length: 04:44